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Meaning of SUPPLICATE

Pronunciation:  'suplu`keyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  ask humbly (for something); "He supplicated the King for clemency"
  2. [v]  ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer; "supplicate God's blessing"
  3. [v]  make a humble, earnest petition; "supplicate for permission"
 

SUPPLICATE is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: beg, bespeak, call for, implore, petition, pray, quest, request

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sup"pli*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Supplicated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Supplicating}.] [L. supplicatus, p. p. of
    supplicare to supplicate; of uncertain origin, cf. supplex,
    supplicis, humbly begging or entreating; perhaps fr. sub
    under + a word akin to placare to reconcile, appease (cf.
    {Placable}), or fr. sub under + plicare to fold, whence the
    idea of bending the knees (cf. {Ply}, v. t.). Cf. {Supple}.]
    1. To entreat for; to seek by earnest prayer; to ask for
       earnestly and humbly; as, to supplicate blessings on
       Christian efforts to spread the gospel.
    
    2. To address in prayer; to entreat as a supplicant; as, to
       supplicate the Deity.
    
    Syn: To beseech; entreat; beg; petition; implore; importune;
         solicit; crave. See {Beseech}.
    
    
  2. \Sup"pli*cate\, v. i.
    To make petition with earnestness and submission; to implore.
    
          A man can not brook to supplicate or beg. --Bacon.
    
    
 

 

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